Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.11
Liaison Mary-Lee Townsend
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2011
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Western University
PAE-18: Positive Sustainability Investments

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.18 / 9.00 Brandon Watson
Communications and Training Officer
Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services
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Total value of the investment pool:
450,000,000 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in sustainable industries, such as renewable energy or sustainable forestry :
0 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in businesses selected for exemplary sustainability performances:
0 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in sustainability investment funds, such as a renewable energy investment fund:
0 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in community development financial institutions (CDFIs):
0 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in socially responsible mutual funds with positive screens:
2,700,000 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the companies, funds, and/or institutions referenced above:

The following are the top ten most recent holdings of Western's Socially Responsible Global Equity Fund in Mackenzie Universal Sustainable Opportunities Class.

Business, financials, and SRI positives descriptions for each company can be found in the notes below.

1. Canon NPV (Japan)
2. ENI EUR (Italy)
3. Novartis (Switzerland)
4. QBE Insurance Group (Australia)
5. Roche Holding AG (Switzerland)
6. Schlumberger Com (USA)
7. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (Taiwan)
8. Tenaris (Argentina)
9. Vodafone Group PLC (UK)
10. Zurich Financial Services (Switzerland)

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability investment activities is available:

As of December 31, 2010, the retirement plans had $1.1 billion in assets and the Operating & Endowment Fund had $450 million.

All holdings in the Western Socially Responsible Global Equity Fund have to exhibit some sustainability performance. The fund had $2.7 million in asset as of December 31, 2010.

Mackenzie Universal Sustainable Opportunities Class

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